Primary Sources: Expanded access to ProQuest’s historical newspapers

The California Digital Library is piloting an arrangement with ProQuest that provides access to 52 historical newspapers (US and International titles).  At the end of the calendar year, UC may elect to purchase perpetual access to some of this content. Your feedback on which resources are most useful to you is welcome.

In the Library’s A-Z databases list, these resources have been grouped geographically or thematically into these categories; in some cases there are links to individual titles that we previously purchased. Once on the ProQuest platform, you can search within a single source or across multiple sources.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers – allows you to search across all historical newspapers.

African American Historical Newspapers – Includes Atlanta Daily World, The Baltimore Afro-American, Chicago Defender, Cleveland Call and Post, Los Angeles Sentinel, New Amsterdam News, Norfolk Journal and Guide, and Pittsburgh Courier

Canadian Historical NewspapersCalgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, The Globe and Mail‎, Leader-Post (Regina), Montreal Gazette, Ottawa Citizen, The Province (Vancouver), Saskatoon Star Phoenix, Times Colonist (Victoria), Toronto Star‎, Vancouver Sun, Windsor Star

Civil War Era NewspapersThe Boston Herald, The Charleston Mercury, The Columbus Gazette, The Daily Dispatch (Richmond, VA), The Daily Ohio State Journal (Columbus), The Daily Picayune (New Orleans), The Louisville Daily Journal, Memphis Daily Appeal, and Morning Herald (New York).  This resource also includes Pamphlets on the Civil War and Slavery & Anti-Slavery Pamphlets from the Libraries of Salmon P. Chase and John P. Hale.

International Historical NewspapersChinese Newspapers Collection, The Guardian and The Observer, The Irish Times and The Weekly Irish Times, The Jerusalem Post, The Korea Times, The Scotsman, South China Morning Post, and The Times of India

Jewish Historical NewspapersThe American Hebrew & Jewish Messenger, The American Israelite, The Jewish Advocate, and The Jewish Exponent

ProQuest Major Daily Newspapers (Historic & Current)Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post

U.S. Regional Historical NewspapersThe Arizona Republican‎, The Atlanta Constitution, The Austin American Statesman‎, The Baltimore Sun, The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Dayton Daily News, Detroit Free Press, Hartford Courant, Indianapolis Star, Louisville Courier Journal, Minneapolis Star Tribune‎, The Nashville Tennessean, Newsday, New York Tribune / Herald Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and St. Louis Post Dispatch